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5.0 out of 5 stars Great One for The Collection, 17 July 2002
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Mr. T. G. Child (Budapest, Hungary) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Riptide (Audio CD)
I first saw Robert Palmer in his home town of Portsmouth as part of the Jazz-Rock band Dada in 1971 when they and Yes were supporting Iron Butterfly. What stuck me even at that early stage was what a great voice Robert had and how well he was suited to that 12 piece band. After losing much of the band and a change of name to "Vinegar Joe", Robert Palmer and Elkie Brooks went their own ways in 1973 but the experience certainly shows through in this album.
Probably best know for his videos with the models in black performing as his backing band, Riptide brought out in 1985 shows Robert Palmer strength in depth in fusing rock, ballad and jazz. The earlier influences are there but they had certainly developed. We are treated to the great classic "Addicted to love" and the raunchy ""I Did Not Mean To Turn You Own", but it is the rocking "Flesh Wound" and the ballard "Get It Through Your Heart" that shows how versatile Robert can be. The opening title track has an interesting reprise at the end of the album and is in a style reminiscent of Bryan Ferry. "Hyperactive" and "Trick Bag" are good rocking numbers that show the influence of his adopted "New York" and for me the only disappoint is "Discipline of Love". Even after all these years Riptide stands up well and whereas many other albums from my 70's and 80' collection have long departed to car boot sales or the embarrassment of the trash can this one remains a strong favourite. I only wish Robert had more belief in his composing abilities as it is these numbers that stand out as the strongest.
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5.0 out of 5 stars good product, 25 July 2013
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I got what I ordered and enjoy playing the cd. I like robert palmers music keep up the good work.
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5.0 out of 5 stars if you only by one robert palmer, this is the one!, 8 Jun 2013
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simply irresistible, addicted to love & seven other stonkers, the best overall album by robert palmer, a must, works on many levels!!
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